September 11, 2018 

Anything can happen, but these are our calendar highlights for Sept. 10 to 14 at GSU:
  • general secretary Hugh Wagner had a conference call meeting regarding a grievance on Monday
  • staff representative Donna Driediger has a conference call meetings on Monday to discuss grievances and possible grievance resolution
  • Donna Driediger has a meeting with an employer on Tuesday
  • The Tuesday Members' Memo is emailed to GSU members weekly on Tuesday. If you know a co-worker who doesn't receive the TMM and would like to, have them call GSU toll-free at 1.866.522.6686 or send an email to 
  • GSU members will attend the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour's OH&S Conference in Regina on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • staff representative Steve Torgerson has a meeting scheduled with members on Wednesday
  • Hugh Wagner will attend the Local 8 (Advance) arbitration on Long Term Disability on Thursday
  • Donna Driediger will meet with a member on Thursday
Check out these upcoming education opportunities

GSU members who sign up and are approved to participate in GSU-sanctioned events will have their time off work, wages, and expenses covered in accordance with GSU's expense policies (child care included). GSU staff will also assist you with arranging the time off with your employer.

Submit your expression of interest to your staff rep or directly to GSU by email at if you are interested in attending either of these events.

Wicihitowin Aboriginal Engagement Conference
October 17-18, 2018
TCU Place, 35-22nd Street East, Saskatoon, SK
Treaty 6 and Homeland of the Métis

The 4th Annual Wicihitowin Aboriginal Engagement Conference will focus on issues concerning Aboriginal engagement and human service delivery issues. If you're working towards respectful Aboriginal engagement and inclusion within a community based setting, this conference is for you.

The conference will:
  • Provide non-Aboriginal organizations with resources to assist in engaging Indigenous people as employees and volunteers
  • Support organizations working to incorporate Aboriginal values within program and service delivery settings with the goal of creating culturally respectful organizations.
Contact your staff representative for more information if you are interested in attending this conference.

Saskatchewan Federation of Labour Convention 
Regina, SK - October 24 to 27

This year's convention is a milestone as SFL president Larry Hubich will be retiring after 16 years at the helm of the labour movement in Saskatchewan. The convention will elect Brother Hubich's successor and GSU delegates will be there to participate in this historic event.

You can learn more about convention here. Questions? Contact your GSU staff rep.

GSU's calendar of events is regularly updated and available on GSU's web page:

The Tuesday Members' Memo is emailed to GSU members weekly on Tuesday. If you know a co-worker who doesn't receive the TMM and would like to, have them call GSU toll-free at 1.866.522.6686 or send an email to 

A big congratulations goes out to Leanne Ulmer  and Trisha Clarke who picked up tickets to the Rider game this Saturday evening. Might want to bring a blanket to this game as it looks to be cooling off that evening.   

Stay tuned for the next Rider ticket draw in September 25 Tuesday Members' Memo.

4 Times Self-Doubt Can Actually Be Good for Your Career

Here's a fact about self-doubt: Everyone has it.

Even some of the most famous people have suffered from self-doubt. Lady Gaga revealed in her documentary that she "sometimes feels like a loser kid in high school." Arianna Huffington calls the negative self-talk in her head her obnoxious roommate. And like the supreme athlete she is, Serena Williams manages to pull through physically to overcome a negative mental state.

There's plenty of great advice on ways to conquer it. But-bear with me here-it actually has some benefits if you learn how to think about it the right way. 

To read the 4 time self-doubt can be positive follow this link: 4 Time Self-Doubt Can Actually Be Good for your Career

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